Gentex Introduces New Hearing Protection and Communications, and Respiratory Protection Products at SAFE Symposium
Expanded Portfolio Advances Protection and Performance Capabilities of Aircrew
October 27, 2017
Carbondale, PA, October 27, 2017 Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel will introduce several new hearing protection and communication products to the U.S. market at this year’s SAFE Symposium, featuring the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs (WCEP). Designed for aircrew requiring double hearing protection, the wire-free earplugs improve reliability and user experience.
The new Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs improve passive noise attenuation and eliminate snag, breakage, and hot spots associated with earplug wires, while simplifying helmet donning and doffing. The Gentex WCEP are shipped with Comply™ Canal Tips and provide a NRR of 30 dB. The Gentex WCEP provides double layer hearing protection noise attenuation at a price that is a lower cost alternative to typical Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Headsets.
“The introduction of the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs demonstrates our commitment to strengthen and grow our hearing protection and communications offering, and further expand in this category internationally,” said Robert McCay, vice president aircrew and aircraft maintainer systems, Gentex Corporation. “We’re excited to demonstrate the Wire-Free Communication Earplugs and all of our new solutions at this year’s SAFE Symposium, and honored to have been chosen again to provide our expertise during the symposium on the latest in aircrew helmet system technology.” Product experts from Gentex Corporation will lead the presentation “The Evolution of Rotary Wing Helmets,” scheduled on Tuesday, October 31st from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.
Other products being introduced by Gentex at this year’s SAFE Symposium include the Gentex Mini Dynamic Oxygen Mask Microphone (MDMM), developed to replace the existing Gentex M-169/AIC Oxygen Mask Microphone. The MDMM’s small profile design allows for greater operator flexibility with microphone placement. Gentex Aircrew Helmet Noise Reduction (AHNR) Technology, which is DoD and MoD qualified to reduce noise exposure for aircrew flying in louder aircraft and during longer missions; and the Gentex Low Profile Particulate Respirator, a low-profile, half-mask respirator that offers 99.97% filtration efficiency against a wide range of particulate contaminants encountered by doorgunners and other rear aircrew.
Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products include scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions.
The SAFE Symposium takes place October 30th through November 1st in Orlando, Florida. Gentex Corporation is located in booth #521. Product experts and executives from Gentex will be on hand to meet with customers and media throughout the symposium. To attend the Gentex presentation on the evolution of Rotary Wing helmets, please visit the SAFE Symposium website. For more information on Gentex Corporation’s aircrew and aircraft maintainer portfolio, visit www.gentexcorp.com/air.
About Gentex Corporation
Leveraging a history that spans over 100 years, Gentex Corporation is a leading provider of innovative solutions that enhance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. The company’s product portfolio includes helmet system platforms and capability upgrades for defense and security forces, sold under the Gentex, Ops-Core, ALPHA, Cromwell, and Argus brands; Aegisound hearing protection and communications products for military and industrial personnel; PureFlo industrial respiratory protection systems; Dual Mirror aluminized fabrics; and Filtron light management technology. Privately held, Gentex is headquartered in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and five other facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. Learn more at www.gentexcorp.com.
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